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Heart attack survival 'significantly lower' in UK than Sweden

Heart attack survival 'significantly lower' in UK than Sweden | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A major new study has found that the chance of surviving a heart attack in the UK is much lower than in Sweden, suggesting that better health care strategies are needed.
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Making Health Addictive: Employ Subliminal Messaging

Making Health Addictive:  Employ Subliminal Messaging | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Since I gave a keynote at the 2013 Connected Health Symposium called “Making Health Addictive,” I’ve been posting on this topic in order to explain some of the concepts in more detail and to get yo...
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Blended delicately, neuroscience, marketing and advertising can produce the sweetest pill that preventive care of today could wish for.

A while back at ClickTell Consulting we coined the term “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. This came about as a result of trying to formulate an effective evidence-based model to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the field of chronic disorders.

Needless to say implemented properly insight of this nature offers a tremendously healthy ROI. Why else would companies such Coca-Cola & McDonalds spend as much money as they do in successfully trying to encourage us to buy into their message and product?

Sepe Sehati,
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Interactive: Snake Oil Supplements? The scientific evidence for health supplements - Information Is Beautiful

Interactive: Snake Oil Supplements? The scientific evidence for health supplements - Information Is Beautiful | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Antioxidants? Vitamins C, D, E, K? Are any health supplements really worth taking? See our interactive data visualisation of all the scientific-evidence.
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Key to fighting brain disease could lie in boosting appetite of cells

Key to fighting brain disease could lie in boosting appetite of cells | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The key to fighting brain diseases like dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease could lie in boosting the inbuilt capacity of brain cells to eat the proteins that clog them up.
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Antidepressant drugs do not improve well-being in children and adolescents

Antidepressant drugs do not improve well-being in children and adolescents | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In an article published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics the effects of antidepressant drugs on well-being in children and adolescents are analyze.
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Cesarean section may cause epigenetic changes

Cesarean section may cause epigenetic changes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A new study from Karolinska Institutet indicates that the mode of delivery could make an imprint in the stem cells of the newborn infant. The finding may be of interest for understanding why individuals born by cesarean section statistically have an increased risk of immunological ...
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This is particularly  of interest because individuals born by caesarean section statistically have an increased risk of immunological diseases.

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Scientists find important piece in the brain tumour puzzle

Scientists find important piece in the brain tumour puzzle | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. ...
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US health care spending shows dramatic reduction in growth

US health care spending shows dramatic reduction in growth | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Despite an expansion in health care provision, a new study has found that the growth of health care expenditure in the US has slowed down over the past decade.
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Insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes 'may do more harm than good'

Insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes 'may do more harm than good' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that for older patients with type 2 diabetes, the negative effects of treatment with insulin injections or metformin pills may outweigh the benefits.
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This extensive research poses many important questions. For example for a patient who starts treatment for type 2 diabetes at age 75, the therapy may only gain them an additional 3 weeks of healthy life. The researchers say this prompts the question - is 10-15 years of pills or injections with possible side effects worth it?

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Half of all American adults have a chronic disease - CDC

Half of all American adults have a chronic disease - CDC | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A long-term condition affects half of US citizens, yet much of this disease is preventable, according to a report in The Lancet, especially with nationwide and community support.
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Obesity linked to type 2 diabetes by an absent protein

Obesity linked to type 2 diabetes by an absent protein | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists in Singapore have discovered a molecular explanation for why obese people have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes - they lack a glucose-regulating protein.
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This is the first discovery of a direct molecular link between obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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Six million went to A&E because they failed to get an appointment with their GP

Six million went to A&E because they failed to get an appointment with their GP | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Millions of people are turning up at accident and emergency departments asking for medical help because they face long delays to get an appointment with their family doctor, a study published today warns.
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The Price of Incompetence?  

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Pesticide toll 'impossible to deny'

Pesticide toll 'impossible to deny' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it

Pesticide toll impossible to deny

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Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists.

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Arthritis drug helps bald man grow full head of hair

Arthritis drug helps bald man grow full head of hair | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Using an arthritis drug, doctors have restored hair growth in a 25-year-old man left bare of body hair from the uncommon disease alopecia universalis.
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20th Century Death - Selected Major Causes

20th Century Death  - Selected Major Causes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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Are routine pelvic exams 'more harm than good' for healthy women?

Are routine pelvic exams 'more harm than good' for healthy women? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The American College of Physicians recommends against against giving asymptomatic, average risk, non-pregnant women routine pelvic exams, such as in annual well visits.
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Researchers uncover new knowledge about our intestines

Researchers uncover new knowledge about our intestines | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers from Technical University of Denmark Systems Biology have mapped 500 previously unknown microorganisms in human intestinal flora as well as 800 also unknown bacterial viruses (also called bacteriophages) which attack intestinal bacteria.
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Babies born to healthy mums worldwide are strikingly similar in size

Babies born to healthy mums worldwide are strikingly similar in size | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Babies' growth in the womb and their size at birth, especially their length, are strikingly similar the world over – when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers.
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Blocking cells' movement to stop the spread of cancer

Blocking cells' movement to stop the spread of cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Insights into how cells move through the body could lead to innovative techniques to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary tumours, according to new UCL research.
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Do doctors understand test results?

Do doctors understand test results? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Doctors have a poor grasp of statistics, an expert says, making it hard for patients to make the right treatment choices.
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You may also be interested in our 2011 post regarding the same. See "Be Aware: Health Risk Statistics could damage your health" available from here: http://clicktell.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/be-aware-health-risk-statistics-could.html
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Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Almost 40 per cent* of pancreatic cancers - one of the deadliest forms of cancer - could be avoided in the UK through maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking according to Cancer Research...
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Lead in preschool kids' blood tied to behavioral problems

Lead in preschool kids' blood tied to behavioral problems | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A study of Chinese preschoolers finds that even low blood concentrations of lead are linked to behavioral and emotional problems, which increase as lead levels rise.
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This research adds more evidence that there really is no safe lead level.

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What are the health benefits of cantaloupe?

What are the health benefits of cantaloupe? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Learn all about the health benefits of cantaloupe, including lowering risk of developing asthma, decreasing blood pressure, preventing constipation and keeping hydrated.
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One third of total knee replacements in US are 'inappropriate'

One third of total knee replacements in US are 'inappropriate' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study examines Spanish appropriateness criteria for total knee replacement surgery, in response to concerns that the surgery has become overused in the US.
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Higher education levels linked to increased nearsightedness

Higher education levels linked to increased nearsightedness | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Those of us on our computers may want to take a break and head outside; new research suggests the more time spent studying and the less time outside, the higher the risk of myopia.
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Sweat corrodes bacteria defense in brass door knobs and taps

Sweat corrodes bacteria defense in brass door knobs and taps | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Within just an hour of contact, human sweat can corrode brass fittings to the extent that it diminishes the metal's natural antimicrobial properties, according to a new study.
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Washing raw chicken increases risk of food poisoning

Washing raw chicken increases risk of food poisoning | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The UK's Food Standards Agency is urging people to stop washing raw chicken as the practice can spread campylobacter bacteria, the most common source of food poisoning in the UK.
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